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STATE SWIMMING: Bentz posts strong times in Class A state prelims

MINNEAPOLIS – For Marshall’s Nyssa Bentz, one state event just wasn’t enough. Last year as a freshman, Bentz qualified for the Class A meet in the 100-yard freestyle and just missed the cut for the 50-yard freestyle in the section finals by four-hundredths of a second. This time, the ...

STATE FOOTBALL: Knights fall to Nevis in state semifinals

MINNEAPOLIS - Russell-Tyler-Ruthton’s successful season came to an abrupt end Friday morning at U.S. Bank Stadium in the 9-Man state semifinals. RTR had no answer for the Nevis, as the Tigers ran away from the Knights, 44-16. “They are good,” RTR coach Josh Fredrickson said. “We knew ...

STATE FOOTBALL: Minneota focused on Mayer Lutheran in semis

MINNEOTA -The Minneota Vikings are no stranger to the big stage. Since 2009 the Vikings have made the trip to the state tournament six times and won the state championship three times. The senior class for the Vikings have been a part of two state championship teams and now have been to the ...

STATE FOOTBALL: Rabbits ready for semifinal game against Ada-Borup

WABASSO - The Wabasso Rabbits played in the Class A state semifinals last year. In that game the Rabbits fell to eventual state champion, Minneapolis North, 16-8. This year the Rabbits will take on Ada-Borup/Norman County West. The battle-tested Rabbits have one mission this year, and that ...

SMSU SOFTBALL: SMSU softball signs five student-athletes

MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State University head softball coach Jamie Dunn announced on Friday the signing of five high school student-athletes to letters of intent to continue their academic and softball careers at SMSU. Joining the Mustang softball program for the 2018-19 season ...

SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: SMSU prepares for home opener against Waldorf

MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State will look to rebound from a tough opening weekend in the NSIC/ MIAA Challenge as it hosts its home opener against Waldorf (Iowa) this afternoon at 4 p.m., in the R/A Facility. SMSU Quick Hits - Head Coach, Tom Webb, enters his second season at the helm ...

STATE FOOTBALL: Knights prepare for semifinal matchup

TYLER - The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Knights are one win away from reaching the 9-Man state title game. Standing in there way is Nevis. The two teams will do battle at U.S. Bank Stadium in today at 9 a.m. with a spot in the championship game against Spring Grove on the line. “Our biggest focus ...

PREP GIRLS HOCKEY: Same team, new leader for Marshall girls hockey team

MARSHALL - A year ago the Marshall Tigers bid for a state tournament berth ended in the section championship game when they fell to Mankato East, 4-2. The Tigers return a strong core of players from last year’s team that finished with a 17-7-1 overall record and one win away from the ...

SMSU ATHLETICS: SMSU’s Taylor Reiss, Jon Dicke named CoSIDA All-District

MARSHALL ­– The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) have named Southwest Minnesota State junior outside hitter, Taylor Reiss, to the District 7 Academic All-American team which was announced by CoSIDA on Thursday. The announcement from CoSIDA recognizes the nation's ...

SMSU WRESTLING: SMSU wrestling match vs. Dakota Wesleyan postponed

MARSHALL - Southwest Minnesota State University head wrestling coach Jesse Nelson has announced that Thursday's home match against Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) has been postponed. Thursday's match will be rescheduled by the coaches from both schools for a later date this season. The Mustangs will ...

SMSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: SMSU announces newest signing

MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State University head men's basketball coach Brad Bigler announced on Thursday the signing of Jacob Phipps from Anoka, Minnesota, to a letter of intent to continue his academic and basketball career at SMSU. Phipps, a 6-foot-9 center, is a senior at Anoka High ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Isaac Hennen named Mr. Football finalist

MINNEOTA – The 2017 season has been another successful one for the Minneota Vikings and Isaac Hennen. The Vikings finished the regular season with an 8-0 record and are one win away from reaching the Class A state championship game. Hennen rushed for 813 yards and 12 touchdowns during the ...

PREP ATHLETICS: Canby’s Norah King signs to throw for SMSU track and field

CANBY – Norah King has only been a Canby Lancer for two years. In that two years she's developed strong bonds with her classmates and teammates on the track and basketball team at Canby. Last week her support system within the Canby community watched her sign her letter of intent to throw ...

SMSU FOOTBALL: Huot headlines All-NSIC honors for SMSU football

BURNSVILLE – The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference announced today that Southwest Minnesota State University senior wide receiver Nate Huot has earned first team All-NSIC South accolades, while senior center Austin Hilgert was named second team All-NSIC South. Two other Mustangs, junior ...